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The Lehman Children at the Mishawaka Orphan’s Home

In most cases, a photograph is the question that begins the search.  Who is this? Or when and where was the picture taken?  For this photograph, we know who and where (Lehman children at the Mishawaka Orphan’s Home) but we are looking for the story behind the photograph. We received a query at the South… Continue reading The Lehman Children at the Mishawaka Orphan’s Home

Archives of St. Joseph County · Records · Resources · South Bend Area Genealogical Society

Saint Joseph County, Indiana Divorce Records Index: 1832 – December 30, 1988 and 1980 – 1987 (Mishawaka)

Through the efforts of SBAGS volunteers and archivists, utilizing records held at the Archives of St. Joseph County, Indiana, you can now search the Divorce Records Index of Saint Joseph County, Indiana through the SBAGS website. There is appx. 96,196 index records in this database. Dates prior to 1910 are obtained from other records than the actual… Continue reading Saint Joseph County, Indiana Divorce Records Index: 1832 – December 30, 1988 and 1980 – 1987 (Mishawaka)

Archives of St. Joseph County · South Bend Area Genealogical Society · St. Joseph County Public Library

A Tribute to Irv Morse

Our South Bend Area Genealogical Society per protocol does not generally publish members obituaries but we make this exception to honor the life of one of our most respected and valued members, Irvin L (Irv) Morse, who died June 15, 2018, in Mishawaka. Irv’s over 36 years of volunteer work with our Society, both local… Continue reading A Tribute to Irv Morse

Local Genealogy · Local History · Mishawaka Public Library · Resources · South Bend Area Genealogical Society

Mishawaka Enterprise Vital Statistics Index

Found on the SBAGS website, this index is the third in a series of vital statistics indexes of the Mishawaka Enterprise and other local contemporary newspapers. The first index is a hardcover book of the same name, covering 1858-1981. The second index covers 1982-1992 and is currently under construction. The fourth index, covering 2004 to… Continue reading Mishawaka Enterprise Vital Statistics Index

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Spring Conference – Finding Family with DNA Testing

Have you had your DNA tested and are wondering “what do I do now?” Or are you considering dipping your toe into the DNA testing world? Either way, join us at our 20th Annual Spring Conference on Saturday, March 3 to get your questions answered! Richard Hill, author of   “Finding Family: My Search for Roots… Continue reading Spring Conference – Finding Family with DNA Testing